Rockfest Recap 2015

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The last Saturday of August was a beautiful day at Coopers Rock, WV, and climbers from DC, MD, VA, WV and PA gathered at the Trout Pond for a day of trail work and maintenance projects at one of the regions premiere bouldering destinations. In coordination with the Coopers Rock Foundation, Mid Atlantic Climbers hosted their sixth Rockfest – a weekend of stewardship, climbing, camping and celebration.

The projects of the day included building a foot bridge, elevating a long low spot in a trail and breaking new trail near the Trout Pond Area.  Volunteers also repainted the historic Shelter #4 and removed graffiti from the base of the Overlook. Lunch was generously donated by Pies and Pints, and fueled the afternoon’s climbing session.

After a day of hard work everyone enjoyed the rewards that are signature Rockfest: massive burritos, beer from Mountain State Brewing Co., an enormous raffle, and even Climber’s Trivia with guest host Don Wahl. The celebration continued Sunday with a pancake breakfast from Solid Rock Climbers for Christ, and -of course- more climbing.  Visit our Facebook page for more photos.

A special thanks to everyone who came out and volunteered their time at this event!

And a big thank you Coopers Rock Foundation and to the sponsors that helped make this event a success:

REI
Pies and Pints
Mountain State Brewing Company
Solid Rock Climbers for Christ
KIND
Organic
Evolv
Earth Treks
Sportrock
Access Fund
Spiroll

Mid Atlantic Climbers could not pull off Rockfest and our other events without the support of climbers like you.  Click here to join MAC!